Real Estate Development & Redevelopment

The Firm has represented clients in the development of a variety of projects, including: apartments, residential subdivisions, condominiums, shopping centers, strip retail centers, restaurants, office buildings, hotels, sports arenas, urban redevelopment projects, senior assisted living centers, and industrial and warehouse facilities. The Firm’s representation is from the ground up include:

  • Negotiation of letters of intent, land acquisition contracts, and site assembly
  • Determination of organizational structure
  • Site condition analysis and remediation
  • Advising on environmental, zoning, planning and property use issues
  • Financial due diligence and evaluation of projects
  • Preparation of development and redevelopment plans
  • Obtaining of governmental entitlements and development incentives and the formation of assessment districts
  • Handling of regulatory matters
  • Selection of design, construction, and supply providers plus the negotiation of related agreements
  • Negotiation and drafting of construction contracts
  • Counseling for planning, budgeting, insurance, and development
  • Negotiation and drafting of leases, joint venture agreements, partnership agreements and limited liability company operating agreements
  • Construction and permanent financing documents
  • Complex reciprocal easement agreements, declarations and other infrastructure agreements
  • Disposition/sale of completed projects
  • Handling of disputes and preparing and reviewing other required legal agreements

The Firm has broad experience dealing with a wide range of possible deal and financing structures.

Michael Mannion served as General Counsel and Vice President of Development of a national real estate development and construction company (MLP Investments/Pioneer Construction) dealing with lenders, tenants, landowners, sellers, buyers, equity partners, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, investors and governmental agencies. This experience allows the Firm to better understand a transaction from the perspective of the client and provides a unique experience in the development area.

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